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Living wills might make patients at risk of death by starvation and dehydration

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7161.819a (Published 19 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:819
  1. Ann Widdecombe, Member of parliament
  1. House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

    EDITOR—MORI's survey on living wills obfuscated the critical distinction between a person refusing treatment for a medical condition that he or she is experiencing and understands and that person refusing treatment for some future condition of which he or she has no knowledge.1 The survey also referred to the legal …

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